It uses a piece of green hand-dyed linen which had been begging me to do something with it. And it uses a study piece I made in an online class where we were supposed to make a sketch letting us be inspired by a famous artist (for which I chose a mixture of M. Rothko and J. Albers).
This is what it looked like before it became part of this challenge - it had some machine quilting and some hand stitching, but it just didn't seem finished, and I was still debating which direction would be the most appropriate:
So I turned it by 180 degrees, added to the batting and the background and put my green linen around it.
Some more hand stitching, some quilting on the longarm, and a few other things added:
And this is the completed piece (no tunnel yet, but I am working on that one...).
|"Greening Rothko", by Uta Lenk|